Capel Bangor

St David's

At the gateway to the Rheidol Valley
Opening times: 
Open Saturday & Sunday (10:00 - 16:00) during Summer
See website for contact and details

St. David's is on the eastern side of Aberystwyth, at the point where the landscape changes from the dramatic uplands of the Cambrian Mountains to the seaward facing plain. It is at the 'gateway' to the beautiful Rheidol Valley, a popular tourism destination with plenty to offer, including the turbulent river, a wooded nature reserve, remnants of the metal mining industry, a hydroelectric power station and an historic steam railway.

Capel Bangor has a popular pub and restaurant, the Ty'n Llidiart Arms, which is home to what is reputed to be the smallest commercial brewery in the world. As the name of the village suggests, the various nineteenth century Non-Conformist congregations had been busy building their chapels in the area. By the 1830s the members of the Anglican church decided to build a distinctive church themselves and St. David's was opened in 1837.

The exterior of the church is simple, but striking, and is painted white. The interior is dignified and simple, with an unusual arch above the altar area. A striking classically influenced screen dominates the interior. This, together with the pews and pulpit in limed oak, were designed in the 1930s by W.D. Caroe, the well-known early twentieth century church conservation architect.

How to get here: 
The village is on the A44 between Aberystwyth and Ponterwyd. On entering the village from Aberystwyth, take the second road on the right to Cwm Rheidol and the church is immediately visible in front of you. Postcode SY23 3LL.
Food and drink nearby
Outstanding architecture

Local businesses

Tynllidiart Arms - 0.4km away
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Newmans Garden Centre - 3.1km away

Esgair Wen, self catering cottage - 3.2km away

The Halfway Inn - 3.6km away
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The Druid Inn - 3.8km away
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Y Ffarmers Pub - 4.5km away
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Pennau Craft & Coffee Shop - 5.9km away
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Plas Antaron Hotel - 5.9km away
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Hendre Gwyn Cottage and Guesthouse - 6.0km away

Gwesty'r Marine Hotel - 6.9km away
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Gwesty Cymru Hotel & Restaurant - 7.0km away
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The Silver Mountain Experience - 7.8km away
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Glan Leri Holiday Cottage - 8.7km away

Black Lion Hotel - 8.8km away
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Erwbarfe Farm Caravan Park - 9.1km away

The Hafod Hotel - 9.4km away
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Ffynnon Cadno Guest House - 9.5km away

The Woodlands Caravan & Camping Park - 9.9km away

Animalarium Borth Zoo - 9.9km away

Pengwernydd Cottages - 10.8km away
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Blaeneinion - 14.9km away
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